Floods in the Raccoon River Basin, Iowa

Open-File Report 80-162
Prepared in cooperation with the Highway Research Board, Highway Division, Iowa Department of Transportation



Evaluation of flood hazards, and the planning, design, and operation of various facilities on flood plains requires information on floods. This report provides information on flood stages and discharges, flood magnitude and frequency, bench mark data, and flood profiles for the Raccoon River and some of its tributaries. It covers the Raccoon River, the North Raccoon River to the northern boundary of Sac County and the lower reaches of the Middle and South Raccoon Rivers.

Suggested Citation

Heinitz, A.J., 1980, Floods in the Raccoon River basin, Iowa: U.S. Geological Survey 80–162; 110 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr80162.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

ISSN: 0196-1497 (print)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Basic Description
  • Flood History
  • Hydrologic Data
  • Flood Frequencies
  • Flood Profiles
  • Discussion
  • References
  • Gaging-Station Records
  • Temporary Bench Marks
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Floods in the Raccoon River basin, Iowa
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 80-162
DOI 10.3133/ofr80162
Year Published 1980
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center
Description v, 110 p.
Country United States
State Iowa
Other Geospatial Raccoon River Basin
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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